Proving that the world isn't a total write-off, a manager at a supermarket let a little boy with Down's syndrome have a go at serving in his favourite shop and it's pretty bloody adorable.
David Burke, 45, was out shopping with his 10-year-old son, Jay, at his local Tesco in Great Horton, Bradford, something which he says can be testing at times.
While attempting to get through the check-out, Jay wandered over to an empty till and began playing about. David attempted to coax Jay out from behind the till, when manager James spotted them.
However, rather than being angry, the kind-hearted manager headed over and opened the lane for Jay, so he could scan through his dad's shopping, much to the delight of the little boy.
David said: "I was trying to get him out from behind the till, but Jay decided he wanted to work at Tesco that day.
"I was having real difficulty but amazingly the manager, James, came over and opened the till for him.
"He felt like a worker and it just warmed my heart to see how focused he was and how much he was enjoying himself.
"It was amazing to see [the staff] take the time and patience to do this for Jay.
"We call him the 'ultimate icebreaker' because he will talk to anyone, so the staff know him quite well - but we had never met James before.
"Shopping with a child with special needs can be really difficult.
"Seeing people recognise that and help you out just takes the pressure off the ideas that others are judging you as a parent.
Jay and his older brothers. Credit: Caters
"Because that does happen sometimes, and it can be a really hard thing to face. I really appreciate the staff's help with this.
"Jay really is a ray of sunshine and this really highlights that when you show children with special needs a bit of patience and compassion, they return the favour by putting a smile on your face."
See, the world isn't all bad.
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